2 Fun Back to School Activities for Kids

September means it’s back to school time. Although the phrase ‘back to School’ does not seem to fit along with ‘fun’ or ‘games’, here are two fun ideas related to both of the above.

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Liven it up: Needless to say, a majority of the kids would still be in the holiday mood when they trudge back to school. In order to liven them up before getting down to books and other serious stuff, here’s a simple activity that can prep them up. Clap in a certain pattern and add a funny sound to it (say it aloud) intermittently. Ask the students to do the same along with you. In no time at all, the kids will all be giggling and clapping their way to become wide awake, minus any lethargy.

A Holiday Questionnaire: If a teacher asks kids to write out an essay about their holidays, it may not warrant the same interest as that of a questionnaire/worksheet with specific questions. For instance, ‘3 things that you enjoyed the most during your holidays’, or ‘What got you bored during the holidays?’ or ‘Name and describe a game that you played in your holidays’ etc. When everyone is done, the kids could come and read out their answers in front of the class. This could make it a fun exercise for every child.

The basic underlying goal is to get the kids opened up and active after a couple of months hiatus, and have fun in the process before getting down to homework and schoolwork.
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